'Game of Thrones' Season 7 finale breaks record with 12.1 million viewers

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HBO is winning with Game of Thrones.

The Season 7 finale of the cable channel’s fantasy adventure series Sunday night attracted 12.1 million viewers, a series high, HBO said in a statement Monday. The first replay and preliminary viewing from HBO Go and HBO Now raised total viewing to 16.5 million viewers for the night.

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According to HBO, Sunday night’s record audience is 13% more than the previous high set two weeks earlier (10.7 million viewers). Sunday’s audience also represents a 36% increase over last year’s finale (8.9 million viewers), and was up 19% from this year’s premiere episode (10.1 million viewers).

HBO says that episodes of Season 7 have been averaging just under 31 million viewers, an increase of nearly 8 million viewers from the same point in time last season. 

 

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